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superstorm sandy. democrats beating back gop efforts to trim the price tag somewhat now, it goes to the house, but if both chambers fail to agree on a package before the current congressional term expires, then everyone will have to start again from scratch. >>> keeping them honest, this has been the least productive congress in modern history. at last count, a little more than 200 bills enacted. by comparison, the 80th congress, which then-president harry truman called the do-nothing congress, it managed to pass 906 bills into law. think about that as you watch the next report about one of the few things lawmakers seem to agree on, dismantling a little known office that's designed for one simple thing, keeping them honest. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical conduct, but behind closed doors, they're quietly trying to kill the one body in congress that is trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> melanie sloan is director of c.r.e.w. or citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington. she's tal
superstorm sandy here. a lot of people lost power. this is a way to bring light into your life when there is no electricity. >> it's called luminaid. charge it in the sun for five hours. >> pouch that folds flat like this. >> waterproof. you blow it up and it looks like this. then basically to turn on the light it has two settings with this little power button. it will be hard to see maybe in the studio. you can see lights being generated from that. >> you store half a dozen of those and you blow them up at a time when you need them, you've got light in an entire room. >> you do. they're waterproof, puncture proof. two women, one from dartmouth, the other from columbia university came up with this idea of luminaid. disaster tech is the trend for 2013. >> a plus on this one. power when there is no electricity. a lot of people frustrated, they lost their batteries in their cell phone. this table is very cool. >> this table is. power mat technology is embedded in the table. you can see these little mats here. as i place phones down that have their casing, they will begin to charge. thi
. >> governor. >> thank you for everything. >> the rough and tumble governor took charge when a superstorm named sandy ravaged his state days before the presidential election. a romney backer suddenly christie was standing arm in arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's wrath. >> when you know you have responsibility for those folks, you could geb a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> reporter: number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas. >> one of the fab five at the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation, and whole point about this is inspire a generation and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activists malala rose to fame blogging about the brutality of her life in pakistan under taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i will get my education if it is in home
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